16 June 2015

'Trojan Horse': Council plans changes to rules on school governors

New rules on the appointment of some school governors in Birmingham are being proposed by the council in the wake of the "Trojan Horse" inquiries.

No local authority-appointed governor will be able to serve on more than two governing bodies or serve at the same school for more than eight years.

The "Trojan Horse" inquiries looked into a supposed plot by a conservative group of Muslims to take over schools.

Most of the claims made in an anonymous letter were found to be groundless.

But a report by Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw into the allegations found some governors attempted to "impose and promote a narrow faith-based ideology" in secular schools. [BBC] Read more